Madness key to landing bigs in blue Part 5

This is the fifth and final installment in a series focusing on 2012 front court players visiting for Big Blue Madness. Today's focus is on 6-11 210 pound center Willie Cauley.

Big Blue Madness could be a huge factor in getting John Calipari's front court targets into Kentucky uniforms.

Indications have been given over the past several weeks that Kentucky fans attending Big Blue Madness may see a number of front court targets in attendance.

This is the fifth in a series of articles on front court players who have been reportedly plan to attend Big Blue Madness.

Today's article focuses on Scout's 28th ranked player, four star center Willie Cauley.

Scout's Brian Snow spoke to Cauley's AAU coach, MoKan Elite's Matt Suther, following his in-home visits.

"He just completed in-home visits with Kentucky, Florida, Kansas State, and Alabama," explained Suther. "Those are the four schools remaining and he will make official visits to all four schools."

What will be the biggest factor in where Cauley. Scout's tenth ranked center, signs?

Suther told Snow, "I think it is just the overall fit. He has picked four good schools from a basketball standpoint, so he will want to interact with the players. Also he will want to see all the facilities and the academic support. Obviously everybody is going to put their best effort forward during an on campus visit. It will just be the feel he gets from all the schools. I can't say there is one individual thing he is looking for, just the overall package of what he is looking for."

Kentucky's facilities, player development record and the CATS center are all positives for the Cats.

Scout's Evan Daniels wrote of Cauley states in mid-July, "What stands out about Cauley is his frame, length, athleticism and ability to run the floor. Toss in that he has a great set of hands and touch in the paint and this is a prospect with an extremely high ceiling."

An indicator of Cauley's athleticism is his play on the football field, Cauley plays wide receiver for his high school team, and has performed very well. A season ago he played running back, a position generally played by small quick players.

Cauley plans to sign during the November signing period.

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